|1st||2:28||BMJ||1-0||EV||Hanna Moher (4)||Kaitlyn Tougas/8|
|3rd||5:20||BMJ||2-0||EV GW||Bailey Wright (1)||Ivana Bilic/5|
|3rd||16:35||OSU||1-2||EV||Dana Rasmussen (2)||Dani Sadek/5, Cara Zubko/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (9-2-2)||0/6||4/8||0|
|Ohio State (4-5-0)||0/4||6/12||0|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brittni Mowat (W, 9-2-1)||60:00||1||9||5||7||21|
|Ohio State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Alex LaMere (L, 2-3-0)||59:29||2||7||4||4||15|
Columbus, Ohio- Ohio State (4-5-0, 2-5-0 WCHA) opened up its weekend series against No. 5 Bemidji State (9-2-1, 6-2-1 WCHA) in thrilling fashion, falling 2-1 in a game that went down to the final horn.
The Beavers scored the first goal of the night when Hanna Moher found the back of the net just 2:28 into the first period for her fourth goal of the season. It would be the only goal of the period, but neither team was lacking for shots; Ohio State fired nine shots on goal and Bemidji State managed eight. The Buckeyes were able to halt both of the Beavers' power play opportunities of the opening period, however, keeping the damage to a minimum.
Neither team was able to score in the second period and each squad saw about half the shots from the period prior; Ohio State's five shots bested Bemidji State's four in the scoreless period. Kendall Curtis was called for interference a little past the halfway point of the period, giving her opposition the only power play for either team in the second frame. The Beavers were held without a shot on their third power play opportunity of the game.
Bailey Wright gave Bemidji State a two-goal lead 5:20 into the third period thanks to her first goal of the season, putting the Buckeyes down 2-0. Katie Matheny and Claudia Kepler were both whistled for penalties within the first eight minutes of the third period, but the Scarlet and Gray penalty kill stood tall again, allowing just two total shots on both power play opportunities.
With less than 3:30 remaining in the game, Dana Rasmussen fired a shot that deflected off the goalie's glove and landed in the back of the net, sending the crowd into a frenzy and putting the Buckeyes within one, 2-1. Rasmussen's second goal of the season was assisted by Dani Sadek and Cara Zubko. On the same play, Bemidji State's Madison Hutchinson was called for interference, putting Ohio State on the power play immediately after scoring its first goal of the game. Unfortunately, the Buckeyes only notched one shot with the extra skater. After both teams returned to full strength, Ohio State pulled Alex LaMere and went with a sixth skater to try and tie the game. Despite several shots coming off Buckeye sticks, they would ultimately fall to their WCHA foes 2-1.
The two teams will return to the ice tomorrow, Saturday, at 2:07 in the OSU Ice Rink.